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I'm looking to getting a new rifle this year in a .308 cal. Nothing really extravagant I was looking at a few different rifles that are in my price range

1. Marlin Model X7VH
2. Stevens 200
3. Remington 770
4. Savage Axis

Any advice would be great thanks.
 

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Please discuss: "Why those"? The .308 is a great round that can be found in a very large number of choices. Unless we know what you're thinking and why, we can offer any number of our favorites or possible choices.
 

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Well I honestly my my father has given me a bunch of .308 rounds that he doesn't want. He's got rid of his rifles in that cal. so they are no good to him. I know they're are some good used guns out there but I can't afford to drop 500-600 bucks on a GREAT used gun. This would be my first rifle in the .308 cal and I'm looking for a fairly good low end new gun.
 

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OK, same question, why are you set on a new low end rifle? You will spend nearly the same money on a new budget rifle, and that's all you are getting or you can shop around the gun shows, online auctions and get a really nice used rifle that will hold it's value better. Just my thoughts as I don't see much out there in the budget market for new rifles that I would want to spend my hard earned money on. Firearms are pretty much what you spend=what you get. Be patient and study all the factory offerings and make your choise. 308 is a perfect all around round. Good luck!
 

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I've never bought a gun online so I'm a little clueless on that end. What are some good places to look? I mean I have no problem buying a great gun used if it is in my price range.

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My thoughts on your current list of choices...

1.I have some experience on the Marlin XL7s I really like them having setup and shot two both in 30-06.
2.I really dislike the Remington M770, this rifle was made for a price point and is crap. The Remington M700s and Model 7s are great stay away from M710s or M770s.
3.The Savage Axis is another made for a pricepoint rifle. Pass on this one. The Savage/Stephens 200 is also entry level, but a much better rifle from the same Company.

If I had only 300.xx to spend on a 308 Win I would be buying the Marlin XS7 in 308. Ruger now offers the Ruger American bolt action, but I am not sure if it is available yet in 308.

A rifle will last generations don't be in a hurry to buy it, choose carefully.

Karl
 

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I'd seriously look into the Ruger American rifle with that budget if I were you.

I've owned a Stevens 200, it is also a great rifle. Same as a Savage 110, just without a detachable magazine.

The Marlin X7 is also a good rifle.

I wouldn't even consider the Remington 770 and Savage Axis.
 

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PLEASE do NOT get the 770. I had one and almost gave it away to get it out of my house. This is the first time I have ever admited to ever owning one. They need to scrap that model:yucky::thumbdown::thumbdown:
 

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I wouldn't even consider the Remington 770 and Savage Axis.

For the $$ you've worked hard for, pay the extra few $$ for the Savage Model 10/110. The quality and features on the 10/110 are well worth it.

My $.02 worth.

RR
 

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I'd seriously look into the Ruger American rifle with that budget if I were you.
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I agree I purchased this in the .308 for my daugter. The more I shoot it the more my M77 will stay in the safe This is a great woods gun for cheap money but not a cheaply made rifle.
 

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I just purchased the Rem 700 .308. Not sure if this is out of your price range but many people are happy with the Rem 700.

Since a bit of time has gone by what have your found out? It was agonizing for me to select my rifle, many fine choices.
 

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Are you really locked in to the .308, the .06 offers such a wide range of rounds, 90 gr to 220 gr rounds. I love my Weatherby/Howa, 24" barrel, 3" groupings at 200 yards, can't go wrong with this combination.
 
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